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Shaman RC1 released
June 7, 2008, 11:02 am
Filed under: KDE

After just some days from Beta 3, we’re proud to bring you Shaman RC 1. We tried to make this release as bug free as possible, and we’re willing to release Gold in a short time.
Don’t get fooled by the relatively short commit log: there’s more than meets the eye compared to Beta3. All KDE4.1 users will be surely happy to see the huge progress the KRunner and the Plasmoid made. There were also some nice GUI improvements, and we finally fixed the odd sorting by size bug.
Also, we’re string freezed from now on, so please, contribute and translate!

Here comes the whole changelog:

– Better Thread handling when reloading packages view
– Corrected include guards
– Removed introspection in DBus system due to some custom code needed

– Faster startup and no freezes thanks to better Thread Handling
– Avoid Horizontal stretching in Queue Dialog
– Port Messages to Utf8 where possible.
– Fixed sorting by size bug

– Fixed and stabilized for new Plasma API. The Runner now works in KDE4.1

– Added Autocompletion for Packages

Also I started working on Shaman2 🙂 We have the PluginLoading and the library nearly finished… also we’re working on some Plugins now, you can find us at playground/sysadmin/shaman.

Well, Real Life kinda sucked yesterday, I need to recover from it, but I feel better every hour I come away from it. Thanks to all friends in the world and in my town, who helped me a lot…


PS: I will try to set up a longer article about Shaman2 and how to write Plugins in the next week…


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I really hope it shaman2 will make it in time so it can be included into Kubuntu 8.10 ^_^

Comment by Dread Knight

what exactly is shaman? I can’t find any information about it, neither via google nor via KDE’s website… It is nice that you have an RC but it could be a problem if some do not know what is actually meant.

Good luck anyway 🙂

Comment by Burke

What is shaman ?

Comment by orzel

@Dread Knight: Yes, I think we will make it, the only problem is probably kdereview or the Kubuntu-Feature-Freeze… I think there will be 3rd-party-Kubuntu-Packages anyway… 🙂

@Burke: Read my other Blogentries, then you will know that Shaman is a PackageManager-Frontend 😉


Comment by boom1992

Pardon me if I’m rude for saying this, but it’s rather unprofessional of you to not keep the Shaman site up to date – it still says the latest version is Beta 2.

Comment by Pikadude No. 1

@Pikadude No.1: I know that, but we simply have no time atm 😦 Both dario and me are very busy with real-life and some other Projects we’re working on… Anyway we would be happy for any help on this 🙂


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